Fire Investigators Arrest Two for Arson
November, 17, 2017

November 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SH2017-24)

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
R. Steve Huffman
Public Information Officer
(251) 208-7163/Cell: (251) 605-0984
E-Mail: huffman@cityofmobile.org

FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARREST TWO FOR ARSON

Mobile Fire-Rescue Investigators have arrested a male and female for setting fires behind Dickey’s Barbeque Pit in Westwood Plaza located at 7765 Airport Blvd.

Mobile Firefighters were called out to a possible commercial building fire at approximately 1:28 a.m. today, Friday, November 17. When firefighters arrived they discovered a small area fire behind the buildings and extinguished it. After the fire was extinguished they discovered it was a port-a-potty that had burned. It was also discovered that a power pole was set and another fire set behind the building nearby.

Timothy Montgomery Bufford and Amber Jolen Kuta will both be charged with second degree arson and 2 counts of first degree criminal mischief.

E1, 22, 26; truck5, 27; rescue 26 and District Chief Steve Zirlott responded to the call.

The Arson Unit of the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department is conducting the investigation.

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